Facial pain may result from irritations to the cranial and/or facial nerves, cluster or migraine headaches, sinus infection, shingles, or an abscessed tooth. Dr. Bovis is a neurosurgeon who is highly experienced in identifying the root cause of a patient’s facial pain and providing advanced treatment options for those patients whose pain is derived from a cranial or facial nerve. The following section of Dr. Bovis’ website describes further the conditions of trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial Spasm.
It is not infrequent that Dr. Bovis sees patients who have undergone unnecessary dental work or other procedures due to misdiagnosis of their facial pain or spasm. Patients experiencing these symptoms are urged to seek out several opinions on the root cause of their pain and discomfort.
Dr. Bovis performs surgery to treat facial pain at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He also welcomes questions about facial pain. Prospective patients are welcome to call (847) 698-1088 to schedule an appointment.